Exploring childcare health consultant as a career option

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The child care health consultant (CCHC) is a specialized role with the primary goal of promoting the safest and healthiest environment for the staff and children in child care settings, including child care centers, nursery schools, and camps. CCHCs guide the child care program in adhering to the local and state regulations, then go above and beyond those standards to promote a higher level of quality.

I have been a CCHC for more than 24 years and am often asked about the role. Here are the answers to some common questions.


Robin Young-Cournoyer is an assistant nursing professor and course coordinator for pediatrics and obstetrics at Goodwin College in East Hartford, Connecticut, and president of Nurse Consultants, LLC, in North Granby, Connecticut.